Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • Ganado rug, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 160 x 115 cm
    Object Length/Width: 63 x 45 1/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6645

The rectangular rug has a light brown field. There are two light brown stepped diamonds with a common white border making an angular figure 8 shape with black borders on either side. There is a stepped white triangle with a black outline at each corner and a composite stepped triangle at the center of the long sides in red and white with a black outline. The border has black and red triangles and there are black tassels at each corner.